First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo has declined the proposal for her to be paid allowance.
As indicated by a July 12 statement, she has likewise “chose to discount all monies paid to her as allowance from the date of the President’s assumption of office, i.e., from January 2017 to date, adding up to GH¢899,097.84.”
This returns on the of suggestions by the Prof Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu-drove Presidential Committee on Emoluments for Article 71 officeholders.
The board of trustees had suggested that the First Lady be paid a compensation identical to a Cabinet Minister who is a Member of Parliament (MP) while her significant other is in office and the Payment of a compensation comparable to 80% of the compensation of a Minister of State who is a Member of Parliament (MP) if the companion served one full term as President or 100% of the compensation of a Minister of State who is a Member of Parliament (MP) if the mate served at least two full terms as President.
The advisory group additionally recommended that the Second Lady be paid a compensation comparable to a Cabinet Minister who isn’t a MP while her better half is in office and the Payment of a compensation identical to 80% of the compensation of a Minister of State who isn’t a Member of Parliament (MP) if the mate served one full term as President or 100% of the compensation of a Minister of State who is a Member of Parliament (MP) if the companion served at least two full terms as Vice President.
Nonetheless, the previous few days have been overflowing with worries by the overall population over the execution with many scrutinizing the limit wherein such a designation would be made to the said companions.
The First Lady depicted a portion of the responses as tacky and looking to depict her as “a corrupt, self-serving and narcissistic lady” who is harsh toward the situation of Ghanaians.
As per an assertion endorsed by the Director of Communications at the Office of the First Lady, Mrs Akufo-Addo demonstrated that her choice to decline the offer is an individual one “without bias to the privileges of others and doesn’t subvert the legitimacy of the interaction attempted by Parliament.”
While clarifying her will for her choice to reestablish consideration back to the President’s continuous visit through certain districts, the First Lady further added that she will keep on supporting her significant other in the execution of his order as President to guarantee the improvement of the country.
“The First Lady will keep on supporting the President, as she has consistently done, in the execution of the order depended to him by the great individuals of Ghana,” the communique read.